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Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
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507 Ratings
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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 42
Gots: 78 | FT: 10
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NoLiberty on 10-27-2009)
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augustgarage

California

4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1/1/11 - poured from a 750mL capped bottle into my Troubador tulip.

Furious yet stealthy carbonation builds a fist and a half of misty rose foam. Immense rocky head recedes very slowly. Tremendous 3-D webs of lacing. The liquid beneath is a cloudy mixture of flame and dark coral. Stunning.

Pink peppercorn, grape skins, yogurt, a variety of floral aromatics, nectarines, passion fruit, and a deep subtle barn-yard funk in the nose.

The hibiscus is a brilliant touch, rounding off the tartness of the palate entry, and contributing to the very long finish with chicha morada, jamon iberico, and loam in addition to cranberry and violet. Low to no bitterness or hop flavor that I can detect. The yeasty base marries everything together none the less.

Effervescent, medium-bodied, somewhat slick, yet still cooling. Great for a late Spring morning.

Many creative brews fall flat on their faces, but this saison is a gentle revelation, the domestic peer of Fantôme's experimental offerings, though perhaps lacking in equivalent bombastic weirdness.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 18:09:04 | More by augustgarage
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ILikeGoodCider

California

3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on 05.28.2011 from a 750ml bottle [Blend 1 - Bottled 1-11-2011] poured into a Allagash tulip.

A: Rose (duh), light, with a creamy, sticky and lace-ridden head. Thick, two-finger head.

S: Big floral front, fruity esters, a port/burgandy wine, some oak lambic tucked away in the back.

T: The rose hips are there but the floral sense doesn't knock you down. Overall - moderately sweet, some brett, some wood, cherry, light yeast and just the right funk that a good saison should have.

M - Slick, a bit oily - an almost lambic feel.

D: Quite refreshing. Fresh strawberries, fruit juice and like all Jolly beers, the oak-aging sour finish is very nice. A summer night's beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 23:30:43 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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pitasoup

Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

thanks to optimator13 for this bottle.

blend 3 dated 1.18.11

A: pours murky ruby-brown with two inches of billowy fine slightly pink head that is extremely slow to subside. The bottle itself is a bit gunky at the mouth/neck. It is as if this were stored upside down for a while and the sediment never made it back to the bottom. A bit unpleasant to look at honestly, hopefully the beer will be fine. I did try to flip the bottle, shake it a bit in hopes of washing things down. That did not work. The best description I can give is that it looked like krausen stuck to the side of a carboy.

S: saison yeasts, a bit of funk, rose, dandelions and dirt. lots of subtle floral notes. this could be mistaken for an herbal tea.

T: subtle tart and funk, hay, hibiscus tea flavors. quite nice. a hint of lemons and hop bitterness, perhaps saaz. saison yeasts are muted at first, but linger on the tongue afterwards. wheat, lemons, and peppery yeasts show up as it warms.

M: light-medium body. a dryness lingers afterwards, oaky tannins, chardonnay like.

O: delightfully refreshing. not an everyday saison but unique and worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 20:03:48 | More by pitasoup
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I don't do a lot of double reviews but felt this one deserved it. Blend 7/8, 750ml into allagash tulip.

A- Ruddy brown with some pink and orange highlights. Small head sticks nicely on the edge of the glass.

S- As I remember- wet grass, a bit of funk, like being in a flower garden after a spring shower.

T- This blend/bottling tastes different than the growler review I did. The fruit isn't as prominent- but the floral aspect is much stronger. I think I liked the other one's fruitiness, and I'm missing it a bit here. Still, great, complex florals- hibiscus, rose petals, some white wine tartness as well.

M- Sweetness fades into a drying, tart finish. Good body, carbonation. Keeps the flavors moving. Keeps me coming back.

O- I think I liked this from the growler better.. but that might have been because I got to enjoy 64 oz of it at a time. This beer is spectacular. GOAT or damn close.

647

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 17:29:57 | More by ShogoKawada
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sustained sourness with a gentle floral touch.

Presentation: 750 ml brow cap bottle. Label shows a soft pastel portrait illustration of a woman with a a fly on her hair. Notes style and main ingredients, and 6,8% Alc. Vol. Back label offers a narrative talking about the intent of the series and creative freedom of the brew. Displays batch number (blend 5 1-26-2011). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Medium to deep amber/ruby pour, rich frothy head, good retention, fair surface memory, good lacing.

S - Sour nose, dash of brett, fruity with a faint floral hint.

T - Palate follows without much difference. Sour/tart notes coated in a fruity range, berries with a soft floral hint. Spicy yeasty dash, and a balance sense overall embracing the tartness.

M - Medium body with high carbonation, fair smooth rhythm to accompany the sourness with a crispy touch in the finish.

O - Nice sour sense, sturdy but not overwhelming with pleasing hints.

Notes: A good brew, subtle with a characteristic touch and sour edge from Jolly Pumpkin, but nothing that touches on the extraordinary albeit it might be amongst their most drinkable sours.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 13:50:46 | More by Daniellobo
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Novel saison, good gateway beer. Shared with Paul and George at Ginger Man NYC. Funky yeasty aroma. Retained head of about a quarter inch onto golden yellow. Herbal tea blend of sourish rosehips,carbonation kicked up with hibiscus, softened by rose petals, pepper in the finish. Good drinkability, but only over the course of an hour. Fuller mouthfeel.
Had 2 month later and got the sourish tea, still nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 20:08:24 | More by Sammy
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Nuggethops

New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a St Bernardus oversized wine glass

Pours a gorgeous grapefruit/ruby color with a half inch of frothy white with a slight pink hue head that has amazing retention settling to a thin layer that doesn't go anywhere. There is some nice lacing left on the glass as well.

The aroma is peppery with a slight tartness and faint floral notes as well. Taste is sweet and dry with a light tart sourness in the finish. Faint floral notes as well and a hint of sour cherries. It's dry and a bit light in mouthfeel but is still smooth and nicely carbonated. This is a nice saison and is highly drinkable. The 6.8% abv is completely unnoticeable several of these would go down nicely on a hot summer day. Overall a unique offering from Jolly Pumpkin and the artwork on the label is a nice touch as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 03:50:16 | More by Nuggethops
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on 3/25. Reviewed from notes.

This is the first Jolly Pumpkin I've had without a dog on the label.

This spicy Saison is a beautiful ruby red color with a big, tufty white head. Lacing is sticky with a nice punch of carbonation. The look is fruitier than you'd expected for the style. I don't really know what to expect, and I like that.

Aroma is very bretty and dry with a slight hint of wheat and a tart lemon quality. Some floral notes peak out (rose hips, chamomile, dandelion), but it maintains a lightness which is quite appealing.

The taste is spritzy and dry with a floral, almost tea like conclusion. Lemon and some banana are accompanied by a potpurri-esque floral quality which opens pleasantly, but becomes more and more medicinal as the beer warms. Your reaction to this one will depend on your tolerance for the floral notes.

Mouth wise, the wheat adds a nice creaminess, which combats some of the dryness and limits the amount of unpleasant resonance.

It's an original take on the Saison and it tastes good, but it's probably not a repeat performer, since the floral notes can be a shade off.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 01:11:17 | More by deapokid
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John_M

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

IO pours a gorgeous rose amber color with exceptionally good, pillowy head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is quite aromatic, showcasing cracked black pepper, light sour, vanillla and considerable spice. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose in this generally dry, spicey saison style beer, although there's a hint of honey on the mid palate as well. The sour component is otherwise pretty light, and the cracked black pepper seems to dominate the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is pretty light, with a moderately long, spice infused finish. Drinkability is good, with the alcohol completely unnoticeable. The finish is a bit weak and watery, but otherwise this is an easy to appreciate, well crafted ale.

Only real drawback is the price, which I thought a bit high given some of the well made, excellent saisons from Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 00:23:43 | More by John_M
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aerozeppl

New York

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The artwork is awesome. The beer is a glorious deep red color with a finger of red tinged white head. Excellent head retention.

S: The nose is so complex.A very soft tartness. The rose and hibiscus are really there and gives the beer a rich floral bouquet Little bit of bret. Earthy. Damn basement. Think a midwest Fantome.

T: Starts off with a nice sweetness then it is cut by the dryness and funk of the bret. It is fruity but not overly sweet. Just balanced. A touch of oak even though as far as I know this is not barrel aged. You even get some malt out of it but I know they used a diversified grain bill so I really cannot pick anything specific out.

M: Dry. Well carbonated but never harsh.

D: Such a complex and drinkable beer. This is one of the best American saisons that I have ever had the privilege of having. The price is a little steep but I think it is worth it.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 22:58:50 | More by aerozeppl
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OakedCanuck

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into my snifter.

A - Pours a nice light red to pink. Nice light pink head with good lacing. Clear.

S - Floral, peppery, some citric of lemon and orange

T - Surprisingly more tart than I expected. Noticeable cherry sourness with lemon rind. The brett is there along with the advertised rose, interesting and pretty good. Not as much funkiness as expected/hoped for.

M - Dry, crisp, tart, light.

O - An average saison. I was wishing for a little more funky smoothness to it and the tart edge was a little too sharp. Nice integration of the floral components.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 16:02:46 | More by OakedCanuck
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jsanford

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, kinda pricey but the girlfriend loves saisons and floral beers so...Poured into a Tulip Glass.

A - Pours a lovely hazy red rose color with a generous head of creamy light-pink. Very pretty, matches the nifty label nicely.
S - Floral qualities of rose water and hibiscus really jump out at you, followed by the slightly funky yeast strain and a bit of red berry.
T - Solid Saison flavors of crisp malt, peppery coriander, and earthy hay are present, and meld nicely with the slight funkiness from the yeast and the floral rose/hibiscus aspect. Lightly tart, almost cherry-like, with just a tiny bit of lemon juice and a very dry finish.
M - Medium-bodied with crisp, spritzy carbonation, perfect for a hot Spring day.
O - I was nicely surprised by this one, the floral aspect took an already great Saison and made it something really special. An excellent Springtime beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 04:02:27 | More by jsanford
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy deep auburn in color with a nice creamy off white head. I almost get a slight deep pink color off of the side of the glass but my mind might be playing tricks.

Smell: the live yeast that JP uses is very present giving a rustic smell of fresh cut, wet even, hay.

Taste: very interesting. The rose hips and petals and hibiscus blend really well with the slight sour character. Delicious really. I was not expecting this. It is mild and flavorful all at once with some slight bit of a peach flavor and appricote as well. I'm sure that is coming from the hips, petals and so forth but a very unique taste.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated front to back and overall she is refreshing.

It doesn't blow me away. I'll never cry if indent drink it again but would never turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 01:10:57 | More by Patrickbrusil
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dbmernin83

California

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the label

Pours a hazy redish orange with a big pillow-y head.
Floral nose, sweet with a light farmhouse funk
The rose and hibiscus pair beautifully against a light tart sourness. Very well-balanced
Great tight carbonation gives it a dry crispness that lends well to the floral.
This is a great saison. The floral elements make for a refreshing take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 08:19:48 | More by dbmernin83
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, blend 7/8 bottled 2/3/11. Pours a clear light pinkish red with a huge rocky pinkish white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is slightly tart fruits and some floral notes with a bit of brett.

The flavor is a bit subdued - some tart acidic fruits, with some funk and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, an interesting beer - very pink! I wish there was more to the flavor. A bit pricey too at $17.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 05:52:39 | More by Beaver13
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear reddish-orange (almost pink at first) with a big, frothy, white head. The head eventually reduces to a thin film with good lacing. Further pours produce a slightly cloudier body.

Earthy, dry and floral on the nose. The hibiscus comes through nicely with the rose elements. Tea-like presence. Just a touch of oak barrel and faint funk.

Sweet, dry, hibiscus and earthy malts in the flavor. Light oak tannin and a hint of vanilla. Grass and hay linger beneath. Great taste. The rose hips and hibiscus work well with the base beer.

Mouthfeel is dry and earthy with just a touch of sweetness. Carbonation is spot on. Feels good going down. ABV is essentially unnoticeable.

Overall, this is a great floral saison! The base beer is well crafted and rose hip/hibiscus combo adds a well integrated layer of complexity. Definitely a top 10 saison for me and worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 22:50:47 | More by sisuspeed
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krisandajt

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Scored a bottle of this from the NEPA Beer Clubs latest case split. Cheers!

Appearance: Poured from the bottle, this brew is a deep, clear, ruby mahogany color. Even with an easy pour, there's still a good two inches worth of white fluffy head. Retention is pretty good, and the lacing is impressive.

Smell: Got some funk, a nice subtle yeast character, and flowers. Interesting, the rose characteristics really compliment the overall aroma of the brew.

Taste: A dry sort of funk, a little tart, and refreshingly floral. Really a good tasting brew, very refreshing and fits nicely to this reasonably warm spring night.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation, a nice easy drinking medium body.

Overall (Drinkability): A really tasty brew. Nice flavors, very refreshing. I would definitely recommend this one to anybody that's a fan of the Saison style, and if you're not this beer just may sway you to the dark side. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 23:24:14 | More by krisandajt
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khumbard

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to badnewsbeers for this very cool extra! blend 5.

a - pours amber, but with a pinkish hue. Definitely can notice the colors from the flowers.

s - earthy, grassy, slightly vegetal. interesting.

t - the taste is interesting. solid saison flavors, but with some interesting vegetal tones. a slight tartness, but definitely not sour. finishes a little bitter.

m - light, lively, dry. very nice.

o - this was an interesting beer. the flowers add some characteristics that are a bit odd, but I kind of liked it. A solid saison that I would gladly have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 22:13:59 | More by khumbard
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getgetgettleman

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes of 4/16/11. I picked up the last 2 bottles at Kappys Liquor on Rt. 1.

Blend 6. Bottled 1/27/11

A = Amber red color with pink hues in the light. Visible carbonation. Cloudy. Tight 2 finger head. Thick lace.

S = Hops, perfume/flower/rose hips, sour earthy funk but pleasant.

T = Pickled vegetables, flowers, slight fruit note. Cherry? Organic earth funk mix.

M = Good body. Carbonated and bubbley on the front end. Mild dry earthy sweetness on the back end.

O = I really liked this. One of the most pleasantly interesting Saisons I have had in a long time. The organic funk taste and nose may not be for everyone. There is alot going on in terms of sour flavors, but it isn't over the top in terms of earthy-ness. Just the right amount for my taste! If I can get more of this I certainly will! :)

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 01:01:14 | More by getgetgettleman
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml, blend 7/8, bottled 2-3-11.

Pours a cloudy dark blood orange color with dark burnt orange hues when held to a light and a 1.5 finger off white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Rings and small spots of soapy lacing left behind.

Floral, earthy aroma that is slightly funky with hints of citrus and zesty spice. Slightly funky with a faint bretty bug and wood presence but the citrus and flower characteristics dominate the nose. Hints of blood orange, herbal tea, pepper and clove. The rose petals really stand out.

Slightly oxidized with some tight carbonation up front and a very heavy spice presence. Tart sourness and slightly vinegary without being acidic. There is a bit of a solvent like acetic character but it isn't overpowering. Earthy with a little barnyard funk with hints of spicy pepper and clove. Underneath there is a strong citrus presence with hints of grapefruit and orange peel along with an earthy floral flavor. The floral presence compliments the citrus notes nicely but the heavy spice and slight acetic character make this beer a bit tough to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 07:15:47 | More by corby112
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nickhiller

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: it's pink! Ruby red pour with a creamy pink head. I don't trust it.

S: ketchup!!! nasty.

T: sour ketchup, I can't shake the ketchup, malt vinegar, it's kind of like drinking a box of french fries, very acidic aftertaste.

M: bubbly and light.

O: weird, I poured it down the drain, just couldn't get over the ketchup and fries, not something I want to taste in beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 02:27:56 | More by nickhiller
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scottfrie

California

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into 25oz snifter. Blend 5, 1/26/11. Thanks again Jay.

A: Pours a glowing, clear dark red with a fluffy, soft white head that has a light pink tinge to it. Head took forever to slowly fade into a thick film that lasted the whole beer through and left a dense sheet of lacing down the glass.
S: Big floral and fruity notes of rose, lemon and other citrus, as well as raspberries and hibiscus. There are notes of earthy hops as well as some subtle hints of funky brett.
T: There are still enough peppery earthy spices and grassy undertones to remind me this is a saison, but over all this beer is very fruity and floral. The finish takes a lightly tart turn with flavors of funky yeast and is also quite dry with a few gritty tannins.
M: Medium body with ample carbonation that is spritzy at times. Mouth is drying and chalking.
O: A very interesting and complex brew. Pretty tart for a saison but I love the floral flavors. Well crafted and worth a taste if you come across it. Thanks again jbck109 for hooking me up.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 03:34:23 | More by scottfrie
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Patrick999

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blend 1, 1/11/11. This is a seriously beautiful beer, it truly is a "red saison." Outstanding color. In a flute glass, it might pass for a rose but for the fact that it's a hazy from not having been filtered. Like rose Champagne with some strawberry preserves thrown in. Carbonated? Yes, this is Jolly Pumpkin - big fizzy head on the pour, one that sticks around and leaves some lacing.

Varied nose - some whiffs yield sweet strawberry, some rose petals, others some unmistakable sweaty, musky Brettanomyces. This saison is squarely on the "wild side." I also get a little cinnamon and nutmeg. So a flowery, spicy, sweaty, fruity nose then. It sounds unfocused, but it's exquisite.

I'm sure some other company uses the tagline "Always An Adventure," otherwise I'd suggest it for Jolly Pumpkin. These beers are for contemplative, serious drinking. If you throw this down in a loud, smoky bar you might miss a lot of what it has to offer. This is one you spend an hour or so with, teasing out the various micro-flavors. Right up front, it's pretty bitter/hoppy and crushed-aspirin medicinal, similar to a fresh Orval. Midway through, I feel like I'm eating flowers, as I get a very pithy, floral/weedy flavor. Tart strawberries and old saddle leather round it out to a very dry finish - this is one dry beer. Which I like, to me that's essential in a saison.

Feels sharp and thin on the palate, like many Jolly Pumpkin beers. Stinging carbonation, which you would expect for the style, but body might be a shade light for a 6.8% beer. Not a huge flaw in my book, as this does make for some very crisp, refreshing drinking.

If I can't score a saison a 4.0 or above in drinkability, I tend to view it as a failure. Not so here, this is highly drinkable with the caveat that you have to like your dry, Brett-y beers. This is brewing art, and I'm glad to have enjoyed a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 23:13:17 | More by Patrick999
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Lolli1315

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A pinkish red color that is plenty hazy. Billowing pink fluffy head that shrinks to around a solid finger. The pink lace is noticeable as it clings strongly to the side of the glass.

S- Floral smell with some perfumy notes that dips into a tart and sour acidic smell that becomes the vocal point. A certain amount of earthyness hiding in the background as well. Towards the finish a spiciness picks up slightly as well as a lingering sweetness.

T- An earthy and floral beginning to the beer as well as some slight sweetness. The middle brings more of the floral taste as well as the start of upward tart flavor. Slight fruity undertones developed in the middle that may be the tart flavor coming through. The finish brings some more of the tart flavor that was described as well as the floral components still present as well.

M- Medium bodied beer with smooth carbonation and not the harsh sour flavor on the tongue that many may affiliate with a sour. Nice dry finish brings this one together.

O- Another great beer from Jolly Pumpkin. Tons going on here and not overly sour for those who aren't sour heads (you poor souls) making it pretty easy to drink. Once again, I will continue to buy anything you make, Jolly Pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 20:59:22 | More by Lolli1315
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mmercede

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Reviewed from memory.

A: One of the most beautiful beers I have ever seen. Maroon and Pink hues from the addition of roses. nice fluffy sizeable head with nice lacing. Perfect 5!

S: strong saison esters and phenols coupled with some funkiness and a nice vinuous character. Im getting pepper, sour grapes, barnyard aromas, lemon zest, and berries. Really interesting.

T: The flavor for this one is very similar to the aroma. typical saison esters and phenols including pepper, citrus fruit, bready notes, ect. The flavor is perfectly balanced with funk and tartness. What a great beer!

M: Nice strong level of cabonation and a full body. reminds me of a sparkling chardonay.

O: I loved this one. Totally worth the $18!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 15:57:10 | More by mmercede
Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.